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>> she's dependent on hi cash. >> hey, excuse me. "dish nation," i'm sorry, let's go to "blaine & allyson." we can't do this. take over. take over. well, it is wednesday, october 3rd, middle of the week now. this is a look at 95 north of occoquan. you can see a little bit of fog this. in some areas, it is even worse than that. you'll sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. let's get a check of weather with tucker barnes. >> we have this front laud up
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across the area. you can see it right across generally the 95 corridor and that is allowing a lot of fog to develop. visibilities in many spots quarter mile or less. it feels a little eerie out there. eventually later today, we'll see the fog break up. highs expected in the mid-80s today. before cool are weather on the way for the weekend. otherwise, i don't think we'll see a whole lot of rain today. we should start to see things quiet down as far as rain and rain totals. gradual improvement. we do have the morning fog and we do have some relatively warm temperatures. 71 at reagan national. more details on the weather in just a second. back to you at the desk. >> all right, tucker. thank you very much. president barack obama and mitt romney will take center stage tonight in denver for the first of three presidential debates. the candidates are expected to
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focus on domestic issues, particularly the economy during the debate. there are nine electoral votes up for grabs in colorado making it a key prize for both candidates. you can watch the first presidential debate right here on fox 5. it starts at 9:00 tonight live from denver. our other top stories, a rough ride for the vice president. the pilot of air force two had to delay landing two times yesterday because of bad weather. the white house saws the pilot had a miss ad approach during thunderstorms at charlotte international airport. it caused mr. biden to be late for a campaign event and then later, rain and fog forced his plane to land at dulles international rather than andrews air force base.
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the nats defeated the phillies 4-2. the former governor of california, arnold schwarzenegger, was in d.c. last night promoting his new book and his confessions are raising some eyebrows. >> he says he had open heart surgery without even telling maria shriver until just before hand. he didn't tell her he was running for governor until a few days before announcing it. will thomas has more. >> reporter: the terminator turned governator is touring the country promoting his book, total recall. arnold schwarzenegger says he is embarrassed about his affair with the family housekeeper. when asked if he regrets allowing the housekeeper and the son he fathered with her to live under the same roof with his wife, maria shriver and she didn't know about it, this is how he responded. >> look, we all much smarter in hindsight, that's for sure.
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the bottom line is that's what i d that is the way i handled t the way i dealt with the whole thing is as good as i could deal with it. if it was wrong or right, it is now too late. >> reporter: shriver filed for divorce shortly after learning about the affair and the child he fathered with the housekeeper. schwarzenegger says he wants to reconcile. >> i know it is painful for my kids and for my wife to hear it over and over, those kind of things but my priority is to try to bring the family back together again. >> i came to hollywood and wayne decade i was one of the big of the action stars of all time. -- and within a decade, i was one of the biggest action stars of all time. are you ready for the story? >> reporter: his hollywood stylebook tailer is getting lots of play on the airwaves. although he is pushing a book,
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the gossip headlines are equally focused on his pending divorce and the settlement negotiation. >> i think the people have a right to know because this book is about my life. >> revealing a lot of secrets there. we'll continue to for that. we still have plenty ahead, weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. tore wednesday, october 3rd, live look outside i-# 5 north as we get rolling on this wednesday. we've got some fog, had a little bit of rain out in my hood, my area. >> i would say it is fog horn worthy. >> that is a good way to put
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it. you coined a word. >> visibility is a quart are mile or less in many spots. -- visibility is a quart are -- visibility is a quarter mile or less in many spots. we'll have the fog burning off but maybe a little mist for the next several hours. temperatures, nice and warm. 70degrees at reagan national. temperatures well above normal for the morning. 64 at dulles. bwi marshall, 70. gradually, we'll see some sunshine and some very warm temperatures, mid-80s later today. enjoy it and again, it should be dry once you burn off the fog. >> that will be nice. thank you. time for on-time traffic and we say hello to julie wright. >> good morning, you guys. right now, fog definitely an issue in this morning's drive. in some places, it is very
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difficult to see a couple of car lengths in front of you so allow extra time on the road. a combination of road spray in front of you. it will make for a nasty morning drive. here we are live northbound 95. no problems reported in woodbridge leaving the prince william parkway headed across the occoquan. no issues reported right now. traffic is running freely in spite of the fog we are dealing with traveling between montgomery county and tysons. 270 off to a good start. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the first of three presidential doe bates is tonight where governor aim and mitt romney will stand on the same stage for the first time in eight years. >> the candidates will focus on the economy. melanie alnwick is live at the white house with a preview.
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>> reporter: good morning. seems like we've been hearing about this debate for months and months and months now. president obama and governor romney have been practicing their paints and their counter points with debate partners. both camps have been sort of downplaying expectations by talking up their opponents. what happens tonight could change the momentum of the presidential race. preparations are under way for tonight's first presidential election debate in colorado. the showdown between president obama and republican candidate mitt romney will take place at the university of denver. up like debates in the past, organizes say this event will be a little different. >> so what is different about the format is that we are dividing the hour and a half debate into six discussion segments. we think that those extended discussion periods will help the viewers around the world really get a sense of the candidates' views on the key issue. >> reporter: the economy is a key issue on the campaign trail but since colorado is one of
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the few states that appears to be weathering the national economic downturn, some won't be voting with their pocketbooks. >> i'm really up in the air as to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm still up in the air and it comes down to do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that is the way i look at it i don't i need to know that whichever one is actually listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> reporter: one political analyst says this first debate is important since both men have something to prove. >> the public wants to see if mitt romney as an alternative. they sort of know the
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president. he . >> reporter: the debate is 09 minutes long divided into six 15-minute segments. -- the debate is 90 minutes long. it is expected that more than 50 million people will be watching tonight. >> thank you very much for that report. the debate airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. and you can watch it right here on fox 5. we will have a complete wrap-up on the news at 10:00 and the news edge at 11:00. bad weather forced the plane carrying vice president joe biden to delay landing two time yesterday. whiewl approaching charlotte international airport, the pilot of air force two abruptly pulled up and had to circle for more than a half hour because of thunderstorms t caused mr. biden to be late for the campaign event you see right there. then later on, rain and fog forced his plane on land at dulles international instead of
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andrews air force base. a potomac man jailed in cuba since 2009 may have cannes are. alan gross was cop stricted of spying after distributing internet equipment to scrub a's jewish community. he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. now his wife says he has lost more than 100 pounds and has a growth on his right shoulder. cuban doctors maintain the growth is benign. grose' wife and lawyer are pleading with cuban authorities to release gross on humanitarian groups. in montgomery county, and alleged member of a vile the gang is convicted on assault and robbery -- of a violent gang is convicted on assault and robbery charges. all of these guys showed up and beat this guy up. gang member was convicted based on information from other suspects in the case. six others pled guilty. police believe powell is a member of the crips gang. one of eight camp
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counselors fired over the summer for allegedly organizing a fight club at camp in st. mary's county is now facing charges. shane baptiste is charged with second-degree assault. two other youth counselors also may be charged. camp managers uncovered the fighting in early august and immediately notified maryland state police. the camp was closed for the left of the summer. d.c. council members are hoping that voters will approve a bill that would allow the council to spend tax dollars without congressional approval. yesterday, all 11 council members agreed to the bill for the long desired budget autonomy. congress ultimately has the final say in this. the bill would keep federal budget issues separate local government. coming up, an unsettling problem for american airlines, the seats coming loose during flights. the airline says it now knows why. >> a hair-raising journey for one poodle. a wild ride that must have been
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a major victory for democrats where the gouge months blocked the state of pennsylvania's new voter i. d. law from going into effect on election day. democrats say it was aploy to key feet president obama by making it harder for the elderly to vote. the judge ruled there wasn't enough time to enact the law to make sure that some voters weren't disenfriend franchised. the results are now in and there is no trace of jimmy hoffa's remains in a sample dug up from a driveway in trie. tipster pointed police to the driveway but it looks like the mystery of his disappearance
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tonight. -- a driveway in detroit. i can't believe this next story. a poodle is recovering after a very wild ride. she rode for 11 miles while stuck in the front grill of a car. how is that possible. the dog ran in front of a car in massachusetts last week and the driver says they never saw it and kept going. another drive finally signaled for the car to pull over. the poodle is doing well and now officials are trying to figure out who she belongs to. how that is possible? how did that dog survive? i'm glad the dog did but my gosh. >> that is amazing. new this morning, a controversial plan that could have you paying more for your electric bill. >> up next, details of why you
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could be shelling out a few extra bucks each month and why it might end up being a good thing. let's check in with tucker. we've got fog out there this morning. visibility is a quarter mile or less in many spots. be ready for extra time on the roadways. i'll have all the details on your weather forecast. julie has a look at your traffic right after the break. [ male annououncer ] we the people, the middle class,
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you can tell it is pretty foggy out there as we start our day. keep the headlights on. >> it looks like an airline runway. >> we've seen this shot before when it is foggy. >> that is oxon hill. >> there you go, folks. keep that in mind when you head out. there is a panda. the panda keepers at national zoo say mei xiang is getting back to her normal self. we are glad to hear that. this is a photo of her venturing into her outdoor enclosure over the weekend. it was the first time she went out since her cub passed away. >> she still spends most of her afternoon by herself in the depend. the zoo says she is eating better. tough times. >> it is sad. we are glad she is eating and
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getting back to normal. definitely not normal outside. >> things have gotten very foggy. our visibilities are being reduced as we speak and i think it will send slow your commute this morning. here is the good news f you want a last taste of summer, we'll get a little sunshine in here later this afternoon and high temperatures in the mid- 80s. >> going to be humid then? >> yeah, a lot of humidity. >> you no -- you know what that means. >> mosquitos. >> there is your dense fog advisory. a couple different spots out towards hagerstown, washington county under a dense fog advisory. east of us in anne arundel county and north up into baltimore, baltimore county, we do our -- am i really small? i feel like i'm really small. baltimore county is off tie
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dense fog advisory. i'm not this small, honestly. let's get to the temperatures. 70 in washington. off to the north and west, low 60s. 63 in martinsburg and winchester. temperatures will really get a nice pop today. we've got a warm front across the region. can't see it here on this particular radar. it is literally across the 95 corridor. once the front lifts to our north, we'll be in a very warm sector of air here. so our temperatures will get a chance to warm up into the middle 80s. there you can see the cloud cover. we'll have a lot of clouds out this morning but we're done with the showers. don't be concerned with rain today. notice down into central and southern virginia, we are getting some breaks in the clouds. that will move in later and we should see at least partial sunshine along with the warmer temperatures. early fog, 85, nice warm afternoon. going to the nationals game. they still have to win that one. should be a nice afternoon for
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you. later tonight, 67, partly cloudy skies. mild overnight. tomorrow, going to get windy behind our next front that moves in. still should be a nice day with highs about 80. friday looks nice. here come your cooler temperatures. bye-bye mosquitoes by the end of the week. only in the low 60s by sunday and monday. get ready for schooler air. can i take a bow for that? -- get ready for cooler air. >> wow, air like my height, i think. >> i know. >> tucker barnes went from 6' 2" to 5' 3" just like that. >> they shrunk me. >> allow extra time out here on the roads. this is southbound 270 coming in out of germantown here at 118. fog definitely a factor in this morning's drive. allow extra time out on the roads. some places, it is worse than others. keep an eye out for the kids and yellow buses, that sort of thing. this happens tonight commute
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coming from from fair oaks to 123. lanes are open. light volume on the beltway leaving annandale towards merrifield. kenilworth avenue looks great. no problems reported south of 50 headed out to pennsylvania avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. virginia has joined a multistate effort to promote alternative fuel vehicles. governor bob mcdonnell announceed a partnership with two energy company to eventually make the fleet of state vehicles all alternative view. they are working with vehicle companies to lower the cost of alternative fuel vehicles. also new, maryland governor martineau malyea has plans to help prevent massive power outages in the state. according to the "washington post," he will release a report today that proposes a new surcharge. customers would pay an extra dollar or two a month so pepco and other companies have funding available to strengthen the grid. the hope is that crews could
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complete self years of tree trimming in the next two years. a boil water alert is now in effect after a water main broke tuesday morning. the virginia department of health is advising all residents to boil their water for drinking and other uses until health officials determine the water is safe to drink. tests were conducted and the results should be available by tomorrow. the university of the district of columbia is struggling financially and facing an ann certain future and now it is looking to the district for help. fox 5 obtained a board of trustees report submitted to the d.c. council. it hasn't been released to the public just yet but it outlines a plan to get udc back on its feet including asking the district for $21 million. $10million will go to support its employee separation plan. the school has been criticized for having too many faculty numbers and not enough students. under the proposed plan, the university will increase its efforts to attract more students. you can see the full report on three weeks of terror that
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had the d.c. region ducking for cover. >> the daily sniper shootings 10 years ago. a unique look back. a tarot card, if it looks familiar, it is from the infamous d.c. sniper case. all of this will be on display down the road. i'll tell you how you can see it coming up.
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so you the d.c. sniper case is unforgettable for those who lived in the area at the time. the evidence in the case has been lock away for years. >> eventually, some of it will be on display in 2015 at a museum. >> reporter: three weeks of terror. while some would rather forget the washington sniper shootings organization this 10th anniversary in a warehouse in a maryland suburb, they are working to keep the memory
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alive. >> this is the fairly well known tarot card. >> reporter: that tarot card was left at the scene at a shooting at ben minute tasker middle school in prince george's county. >> it says for you, mr. police, code, call me god. do not release to the press. >> reporter: the handwriting connects lee malvo to multiple scenes. eventually, they will be displayed at the national law enforcement museum being built in d.c. the largest item, the 1990 chevy caprice. for a museum, it is a big piece. >> reporter: they're still wearing gloves to preserve the artifacts. we want to show you around the car a little bit. as you may recall, the seat of the car so that mohammad or malveaux were able to crawl into the back. >> one person believed it was used in this way so the barrel of the gun would then sit in
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this way. >> reporter: there is the car's title and registration showing it belonged to john allen muhammad. >> lots of little creepy ironies and one is that the vehicle was purchased at a place called sure shot auto. >> reporter: a stolen sony laptop still covered in residue from evidence testing. >> they used this laptop to plan their attacks. >> reporter: inside were detailed maps and getaway routes. >> as random as they were, they were very planned. >> reporter: the washington sniper shootings killed 10 people. this exhibit will be designed to educate the public. >> this particular collection tells a unique story and a really complete story about how american law enforcement investigates crimes. >> reporter: and how that work can lead to a conviction in court. >> the good guys won. >> reporter: in maryland, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> that is fascinating. beth got a firsthand look at it but it will be in the museum. >> the car. >> the and all of that.
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it is interesting. switching gears to sports, they've already clinched a spot in the playoffs. they are the division champs. there is still some unfinished business for the nats as they head not post-season. >> another win and another top honor for the rookie bryce harper. i wanted to say bruce harper. but it's bryce, right? >> yeah. >> you think i would know that by now. kind of a household name. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station
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was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ 100% new. ♪ 100% greek.
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100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ the nats and phillies though deal with fog last night. bottom of the sixth, the game tied at one. adam laroche sends to to deep right field for his 33rd home run of the season. they would add another run in the inning. nats win 4-26789 con great layings to bryce harper. he was named rookie of the month for september. a huge win for the orioles. orioles magic. they beat the rays 1-0 and
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chris davis had a home run which was his 33rd of the year. the os are run back of the yankees with one game to -- are one back of the yankees with one game to go. the wizards open camp at george mason yesterday with john wall on the sidelines. he is expected to miss the first move the regular season with a knee injury. this is randy whit map's first full year as head coach now. the wiz will tip off the nba season on the road against cleveland in four weeks. hard to believe basketball is already getting ready to start too. >> we got the football team doing okay. baseball is great. >> come on, wizards. you can do it. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >> straight up
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